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Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas provided by Sailaway

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Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas

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RM 908.97
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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A note from Afternoon Low Isles Snorkeling and Sailing Cruise from Port Douglas
The health and safety of our customers and employees is and always has been our highest priority. Our new operating procedures bring together a number of new and existing wellbeing measures to give you peace of mind when you travel with Sailaway.
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Updated 01/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Explore one of the world’s natural wonders on this half-day tour of the Great Barrier Reef from Port Douglas. Discover coral reefs teeming with tropical fish and enjoy a guided snorkel tour, go at your own pace, or take a glass-bottom boat tour. Hop on the luxury catamaran to learn more about the local marine life, while sailing around the Low Isles.
  • You'll start at
    Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    After pickup at your hotel in Port Douglas, head to the Reef Marina where you are welcomed aboard the deluxe catamaran, one of the only boat operators permitted to visit the coral cays of the Low Isles. Start your afternoon adults-only cruise with tea, coffee and light lunch while your expert crew prepares to set sail for the Low Isles. As you glide along, enjoy the tropical breeze and scenery from the catamaran’s large outdoor decks or spacious interior cabin. When you arrive at the Low Isles, have several hours to do as much or as little as you like. From the beach, you can easily hop into the water and snorkel around the sheltered lagoon’s coral gardens. Beginning snorkelers and people who do not feel comfortable in the ocean can enjoy snorkeling here knowing that you are just steps away from shore. Learn more about the iridescent fish and colorful corals of the Great Barrier Reef during a guided snorkeling tour led by a marine biologist. You also get an excellent underwater viewing experience with expert commentary on the glass-bottom boat tour, a perfect option for those who prefer to stay dry. Throughout the day, the attentive crew ensures that you experience a safe and enjoyable excursion. Refuel with afternoon tea, or a glass of wine or beer and canapes served on board the catamaran before returning to Port Douglas. On the return journey, have your camera ready to snap photos of a tropical sunset over the Coral Sea. Your premium sailing experience ends when you are returned to your hotel after a magical afternoon sail to the Low Isles.
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  • You'll end at
    Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina
    44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
    Departure Point: Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina or Port Douglas hotels Address: Shop 18, 44 Wharf Street, Port Douglas Return point: Returns to Port Douglas Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina at approximately 6:30pm
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  • Visit the Great Barrier Reef with an afternoon cruise around the Low Isles
  • Take a guided snorkeling tour or go at your own pace to explore the reef
  • Enjoy on-board commentary from your guide about the local wildlife
  • Soak up the scenery from the boat and the glass-bottom boat tour
What to Expect
Begin with a hotel pickup before joining your boat tour at the Reef Marina. Begin the cruise from Port Douglas to the Low Isles with an afternoon tea on this adults-only cruise.Take in the scenic views and the tropical breeze from the luxury catamaran as you head to the isles. Once you arrive, you are free to sunbathe on the beach or snorkel around the sheltered lagoon to discover some of the marine life. Take a guided snorkel tour and learn about the underwater creatures and corals of the Great Barrier Reef. If you prefer to stay dry, hop aboard the glass-bottom boat tour and explore the underwater sea life with informative commentary. Enjoy an afternoon tea with canapes and a glass of wine or beer as you admire the sunset over the Coral Sea. Head back to Port Douglas where a shuttle service will bring you back to your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Crystalbrook Superyacht Marina, 44 Wharf St, Port Douglas QLD 4877, Australia
5h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Tea, coffee and light lunch on arrival
  • Guided snorkeling tour
  • Glass-bottom boat tour
  • Afternoon tea
  • Complimentary beverages (soft & Alcoholic), and canapes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Sailaway
  • Environmental Management Charge (EMC) AU$6.50 payable on check-in on the day of travel
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • This is an adults-only cruise
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. A light jacket is recommended for cooler evenings
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 33 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Shannon M wrote a review 23 Feb
5 contributions
Absolutely wonderful trip we went out for the afternoon with Argo, Ben and Zak. The boys did an amazing job taking care of everyone and where highly interactive and knowledgeable. Catered for all levels of swimmers, and we even had 2 in our party that didn't swim but where able
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Date of experience: February 2021
Jelly wrote a review 2 Feb
2 contributions
Blake and Louisa were an awesome duo. Blake covering all things nautical and Louisa sharing her knowledge of the ocean. Group of four that luckily went out with only 8 on the boat. Absolutely worth the money, food was awesome and the boat is great fun to sail on. Would
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Date of experience: January 2021
Sally P wrote a review Dec 2020
Lorne, Australia18 contributions4 helpful votes
Amazing day gorgeous food plenty of time to swim with the turtles and fish great to see that Sailaway are helping the Barrier reef repair itself. Big thank you to Katie who made our day with her big smile and knowledge.
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Richard M wrote a review Dec 2020
19 contributions2 helpful votes
Extremely professional and organised outfit ... loved the crew, loved the vessel, loved the venue ... great way to spend the afternoon. Learned so much about the reef, the fish, the turtles ... OMG ... we are in awe of the passion these folk have. Thanks team, we are forever
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Date of experience: December 2020
Amanda B wrote a review Dec 2020
Toowoomba, Australia89 contributions14 helpful votes
We had an amazing day on the Low Isles cruise. The weather was sublime. Our crew were wonderful and I particularly enjoyed the snorkelling tour with marine biologist, Katie. Lunch on the cruise was delicious. I hired an underwater camera from Sailaway and got some great shots.
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About the operator

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Sunset Cruise
I always love doing this when I visit Port Douglas. The staff on the day were so attentive and friendly. They kept
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Amazing Staff
Best customer service I have experienced in a long time. Booking was easy and onboard Steve, Zac, and Ben were fant
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A good experience but not what is advertised. Wear swim wear aboard
Better advertising of the trip. We expected a luxury sunset cruise. This was for our anniversary we were dressed re
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Real sailing!
We did two trips with Sailaway- the afternoon trip snorkelling and the sunset cruise!! We had a great time on both!
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Very long review but must be written.
This is my family's first time snorkelling the outer reef. The magnificent Great Barrier Reef is a sight to behold!
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Beautiful Sail
My partner & I did the sunset sail and we both thoroughly enjoyed the sail. It was very romantic and we were lucky
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Great day!!
Thanks James, Kate and Argo for a great day. The weather wasn't great but we managed to see turtles and sharks. Tha
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Moore Reef Experience
Had the best time on here. Was great service, and kids had an amazing time on slide and snorkelling. Boat was big a
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Full day, Outer Reef experience
Unfortunately for us the tail end of tropical Cyclone Imogen decided to crash our party!!! Our first time on the G
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Brennan M
Best Boat
The whole experience was exceptional from start to finish, the team are very knowledgeable and welcoming. The small
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Alison C
New Years Eve trip
No sunset due to weather but didn’t spoil the experience. The crew were friendly, the food and wine were lovely. Gr
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5 Star Afternoon Cruise and Snorkelling
We had a wonderful day travelling on This adults only afternoon cruise from 1pm to 6.30pm from Port Douglas. We wer
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Mackay day reef Trip & sunset cruise
Fantastic day on the Mackay and Undine reefs. Overlooked Cape Tribulation, which was certainly a sight to see. The
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Wedding Anniversary
Excellent staff very friendly cruise was relaxing would highly recommend it. Great atmosphere was value for money
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Amzing experience with an awesome staff!
Thank you Blake, Ben and James for an amazing day. The whole experience was so special and personal and we loved th
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5h 30m
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German
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